History of Fermentation

  • Schwann

    Concluded that fermentation is the result of living things.
  • Louis Pasteur

    Determined that fermentation is caused by yeast
  • 220 B.C. Chinese

    Fermented soybean curd to treat skin infections and started using fermented tea to treat variety of illnesses.
  • 8000B.C. Use of Fermentation

    Used fermentation to make bread rise and produce alcoholic beverages.
  • Eduard Buchner

    Received Nobel prize for showing that enzymes in yeast cells cause fermentation
  • Arthur Harden and Hans Euler-Chelpin

    Won Nobel prize for determining exactly how enzymes cause fermentation.
  • Technology

    Technology developed to use fermentation to produce antiboitics.